Relativity’s New GenAI eDiscovery Tool ‘aiR For Review’ Rolls Out Q3

Relativity has announced that its new aiR for Review capability will launch for general availability in Q3. The generative AI-powered document review solution will be available to customers using RelativityOne in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and across parts of Europe.

Since its limited availability launch in January, a small group of around 40 customers have used the solution to ‘conduct hundreds of discrete relevance, issue and key document analyses on over 100 cases, achieving more efficient, consistent and higher-quality document review‘, the pioneering eDiscovery company said.

Some of things that aiR Review does.

Also leveraging genAI are two other capabilities they have developed: Relativity aiR for Privilege, as well as Relativity aiR for Case Strategy. aiR for Privilege, accelerates first-pass privilege review through automation, and was launched for limited availability in the US in April.

aiR for Case Strategy, which makes it faster and simpler for lawyers to extract facts, craft case narratives, and prepare for depositions and trial, is currently in advanced access with a limited number of customers.

In short, Relativity has been putting in a lot of work to get a range of genAI products ready for everyone and is now steadily making these tools available.

Phil Saunders, CEO of Relativity, said: ‘On top of the speed-to-insights that Relativity aiR for Review brings to its users, it is also its precision that makes this solution a game changer. We’re excited to bring these capabilities to EMEA and radically transform the review process, elevating quality and impact to an unprecedented degree.’

Meanwhile, Jon Chan, Senior Managing Director at FTI Technology, added: ‘Our e-discovery and innovation teams are excited at the potential of Relativity aiR and other such tools to improve workflows alongside our consultants’ expertise in disputes and investigations.’

Is this a big deal? Well, yes. Older forms of machine learning and NLP were integrated into eDiscovery solutions by several companies and took the sector onwards to new levels of capability, now it’s genAI’s turn to become part of the tech stack for disputes work.

Initially, there was an industry debate about whether genAI would be useful for eDiscovery, due to issues such as token costs for large data sets and hallucinations, but clearly Relativity and organisations such as FTI believe it will be very useful.

For example, Relativity has stated that aiR for Privilege ‘saved a large health care customer $3 million, cut down the review timeline from 20 weeks to 2 weeks, and increased privilege identification accuracy’.

Meanwhile, aiR for Case Strategy allows customers to handle the following areas:  

  • Fact Generation – Extract critical facts and see a full timeline of how the key events unfolded.
  • Deposition Prep – Generate outlines around the facts and the players being interviewed with direct links to supporting exhibits.
  • Document, Witness, and Case Summaries – Get context about a document at a glance or a full picture of all the key aspects of a witness or your case.’

Overall, they have been able to leverage the technology across several aspects of eDiscovery and, at least as far as early testing has shown, are getting positive results. How this tech eventually alters the entire eDiscovery sector will be fascinating to watch.